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Have you had any issue with you joycons?

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First of all, english is not my first language so I apologize beforehand.

Last week my left joycon started to drift, I play 85% in docked mode so it barely had about 80 hours of playtime but it's out of warranty, this is my third joycon that has had this problem since I bought my Switch (july 2017). The first one that started doing this had the stick replaced but after a couple of months started again with the drifting so I decided to buy new ones thinking that after more than a year since launch they would have fix it (joycon drift was already a widespead issue on the internet) but I was wrong, the left joycon started again, I changed them under warranty this time and for some months everything was ok but I really didn't use them that much until last month that i really got to use them a little bit more but like I mention before the left one again is drfting.


In my country there's no official Nintendo support and there's no free joycon repairs, in fact the distributor of Nintendo products here (LATAMEL) has an AWFUL reputation of overcharging and treating you like garbage but that's another topic. A pair of new joycons are around $85-$135 and I can't believe how Nintendo hasn't even adressed this issue properly.


I guess I'm going to start buying the sticks separately and replacing them, I'm already planning to use the stick of my first right joycon. And yes, I already tried with contact cleaner and dust remover.



I know... my English sucks.

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You know, there's been tons of tricks layed out on the internet to "fix" the issue of drifting.

In my case, I still got the same JoyCon from the 1st wave days and they work fine as usual after I applied some glider under the first layer of the stick.
Anyway, if you're to play most of your time on docked mode, I'd just go for the Pro Controller instead.



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Mar1217 said:
You know, there's been tons of tricks layed out on the internet to "fix" the issue of drifting.

In my case, I still got the same JoyCon from the 1st wave days and they work fine as usual after I applied some glider under the first layer of the stick.
Anyway, if you're to play most of your time on docked mode, I'd just go for the Pro Controller instead.

I've tried to "fix" them with no results and I already have a Pro controller that I use on dock mode, funny enough the pro started drfting too but I just had to use some compressed air and everything was back to normal, I wish it was the same with the joycons tho.



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CrowRSchneider said:
Mar1217 said:
You know, there's been tons of tricks layed out on the internet to "fix" the issue of drifting.

In my case, I still got the same JoyCon from the 1st wave days and they work fine as usual after I applied some glider under the first layer of the stick.
Anyway, if you're to play most of your time on docked mode, I'd just go for the Pro Controller instead.

I've tried to "fix" them with no results and I already have a Pro controller that I use on dock mode, funny enough the pro started drfting too but I just had to use some compressed air and everything was back to normal, I wish it was the same with the joycons tho.

Now I admit that if nothing worked, then yeah, you're kinda left in a difficult position. Maybe you should follow that class action suit in that case, you could potentially get something out of it.

Honestly though, I really do hope Nintendo themselves make a statement on this issue that has plague so many people now or at least prepare a whole redesign with better structure around the sticks so that it won't cuz such problems anymore ...



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Buy third party analog replacements, work way better than the crap stock ones.



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Chrkeller said:
Buy third party analog replacements, work way better than the crap stock ones.

That's exactly what I'm going to start doing.



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My only issue is that, when I play portable mode, one of my Joycons loses connection. On the plus side, I almost never play portable mode. I play table top.

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Mine drift from time to time, maybe once per session. But i only play my switch like once a week and i definitely won't be replacing them.



There ya go. Works like a charm!



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